Pusat Sains Negara Kuala Lumpur Review: A Science Wonderland

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Makerbox display in Pusat Sains Negara Kuala Lumpur

Are you looking for an interactive yet educative museum experience with your youngster(s)? You came to the right place as we’re sharing everything you need to know about the Pusat Sains Negara museum in Kuala Lumpur. 

We recently visited Pusat Sains Negara (National Science Centre) with our four year old and had a blast. It’s a museum, but it might as well be an indoor playground

At Pusat Sains Negara Kuala Lumpur, you can challenge your child’s curiosity about the Sciences and bring them along for an epic discovery. We believe it’s a must-visit destination for families with kids, students, and anyone interested in the scientific pursuit of the world.

Continue reading as we unveil everything you need about the National Science Centre Kuala Lumpur, including its exhibits, operating hours, and admission fees.

A little girl on a mushroom design slide in Pusat Sains Negara KL

Pusat Sains Negara – Just Science It! – Our Review

As mentioned in the introduction, we had a great time at Pusat Science Negara. Also known as the National Science Centre, it is a wonderland for curious learners and young scientists. It’s an interactive museum with many exciting indoor and outdoor exhibitions, plus awesome live science experiments you won’t see anywhere else! There’s plenty to do at the National Science Centre for all ages, especially children.

One of the most popular attractions is the Prehistoric Park, which will take you back to 1,200 B.C. The gigantic replicas of dinosaurs steal the show, with various species like the T-Rex, spinosaurus, and triceratops taking center stage.

Prehistoric Park with gigantic replicas of dinosaurs in Pusat Sains Negara in KL

There are also several outdoor exhibits for kids, such as the Water Plaza, Interactive Zone, and Interactive Path. The Water Plaza is filled with water-based activities that teach visitors about physics concepts like surface pressure and kinetic energy.

Meanwhile, the Interactive Zone is a fun recreational area featuring giant exhibition materials and exercise equipment that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids. Lastly, the Interactive Path gives visitors a challenging route to take. It includes obstacles like climbing, slides, and beam balance.

You can explore the Herb Garden, Pocket Garden, and Garden of Nature for nature lovers and learn about the various flower and plant species at the science center.

Science Wonderland map in Pusat Sains Negara KL

Once you step inside, you’ll be greeted by science exhibitions covering the different branches of Science. The first is the Marine Life Aquarium, where you’ll get to see the wonders of the ocean with a special exhibition about the coral reef ecosystem.

The Freshwater Fish Aquarium also features Malaysia’s first freshwater fish tunnel aquarium and an incredible diorama of freshwater lakes and rivers.

Moving on to more science exhibitions, we have the Wonderspark Gallery, full of interactive gems kids can enjoy. In this exhibition, adults and children can learn about the science of Water, Light, and Wind and how these elements are key to a greener future on the one hand and can cause natural disasters on the other. 

Climate change wall info display in Pusat Sains Negara in KL

In the center court is a stage where activities and shows take place. Different exhibitions are located in separate areas all around the center stage. 

Center court stage in Pusat Sains Negara KL

All of the exhibitions feature interactive games; there are many buttons to push and wheels to turn. 

A particularly fun activity can be found on the first floor, where kids can color a van or bus. Once done, they can hand it in to the staff. They will scan the drawing and the newly designed vehicle will appear on the screen in the city of the future. 

A little girl coloring a van on paper
colored drawing shown on screen in Pusat Sains Negara in KL

One of the exhibitions is about radioactive energy and featured a section about how radiation is applied in healtcare. We had fun looking at the inside of a body; different settings showed the skeleton, the muscles and nerves, and even the gut.

Exhibition about radiation inside Pusat Sains in Kuala Lumpur

Want your kids to have fun while learning? Kids’ Discovery Place, Cute Settlers, and Kid’s World are interactive play areas for kids 2 to 12. These zones include activities and obstacles that help improve their creativity, sharpen their minds, and enhance motor skills.

A little girl doing an activity in Pusat Sains Negara in KL

There’s also a maker studio where kids can play and learn. In the tinker garage, they can build things with blocks, play with bolts and nuts and get crafty (in a scientific way). 

A little girl in the tinker garage of Pusat Sains Negara in KL

Where is Pusat Sains Negara located?

Pusat Sains Negara is located west of Bukit Damansara. There are limited parking spaces available, so it’s better to arrive earlier to secure a spot.

Our first visit there didn’t go as planned because there was no parking space, and we decided to come back another time. For our second visit, we arrived earlier and had no problem finding a parking spot. If you don’t arrive early you’d have to park across or on the road and walk a bit far from there to reach the science center.

Address: 50662, Persiaran Bukit Kiara, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Periodic table display in Pusat Sains Negara in KL

What are the opening hours of Pusat Sains Negara?

Pusat Sains Negara is open Saturday through Thursday from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM. The ticket counter closes at 4:00 PM.

How Much is the Pusat Sains Negara ticket price? 

The entrance fees for Malaysian and non-Malaysian visitors to Pusat Sains Negara are as follows:

Ticket TypeTicket Fee
Adult (13 to 55 years old)RM 6.00
Child (7 to 12 years old)RM 3.00
Senior Citizen (55 years old and above)RM 3.00
Disabled (bring OKU card for verification)Child (6 and below)FREE

While you can buy tickets online, you can also buy them on the spot like we did. There was no line, but not sure if that’s also the case if you arrive a bit later (we came within an hour after opening).

Optical illusion display in Pusat Sains Negara in KL

Is Pusat Sains Negara worth visiting? 

Yes, Pusat Sains Negara is worth visiting. If you enjoy science exhibitions or interactive museums, you’ll have a great time here, especially the kids. 

However, some exhibits are a bit outdated, and they could have done a better job maintaining the building and the exhibits. Still, it’s a fun destination for families to explore and learn about Science. 

With captivating exhibits like the Prehistoric Park and interactive zones for all ages, it’s a haven for budding scientists. 

Ticket prices are budget-friendly, too, so dive into discovery at Pusat Sains Negara!


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About Marlieke Kemp-Janssen:

Marlieke is the mom of a four-year-old girl and, together with daddy, they love living in and exploring Kuala Lumpur. As well as being the founder of Kuala Lumpur with Kids, Marlieke is a digital marketing consultant who has helped small businesses grow through her company Aureum Hospitality Advisers.

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